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Mel
Where to start with repainting exterior peeling paint?
Mel

My husband and I want to repaint the ceiling and trim of a covered exterior porch. The paint on the ceiling and trim is flakey and looks like someone painted them with a stick. The ceiling is the original skinny tounge and groove wood (our home was built in 1926), and we don’t want to replace it. We think we’ll have to replace the trim though. Where do we begin?

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Kat
Re: Where to start with repainting exterior peeling paint?
Kat

How particular are you?

I would just go over it with a wire brush, power wash it, then paint it. Of course fixing and really damaged areas or areas where it rpneeded a proper stripping/sanding).

My husband would completely strip the old paint and then resand it.

lehmann
Re: Where to start with repainting exterior peeling paint?
lehmann

Sand, prime, repaint.

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